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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Jim Thompson, Sep 14, 2005.

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  1. PLONK!
  2. Guest

    Grand Cru Chablis is generally worth its extravagant price. Premier Cru
    Chablis is number two, but rarely seems to try hard enough. Regular
    chablis can't compete with Australian chardonnay - it is perfectly
    drinkable, if a little light, but costs more than the new world

    I don't think that we've got any Chablis in our cellar -
    Chassagne-Montrachet is a smaller area, and correspondingly less
    heavily promoted, so you get better wine for your money. Michel
    Colin-Deleger et Fils made a particularly nice example in 2000 -
    Premier Cru les Chaumes - and we've still got the better part of a case
    to drink up.

    Jim's opinions on French wines say more about his anti-French prejudice
    than anything else.
  3. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

    LOL- funny-)
    Actually- if you eat a proper diet, position yourself properly, and
    exercise discipline over the process, there is absolutely no need for
    wiping whatsoever.
  4. Guest

    Watch out for the Alpine passes and tunnels. Every now and then a
    container catches fire inside a tunnel, putting that tunnel out of
    action for months, and all the other tunnels and passes develop
    multi-hour-long queues.

    Take a train and hire the car at your final destination.
  5. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

    Hmmm- google comes through again:

    "When sitting on a toilette, the lower end of the descending colon is
    bent, requiring a major muscular effort to evacuate the bowels.

    The strain of this effort can burst or clog the minute capillaries that
    feed the anal sphincter, causing hemorrhoids to form there.

    When squatting, the colon aligns itself naturally with the rectum and
    the anus, which opens completely and effortlessly in the squatting position.

    You will pass much more feces in a single squatting than you could
    possible pass in a single sitting. Owing to the full spread of the
    cheeks, squatting also leaves less of a mess than sitting, so you'll
    save money on toilet paper as well!

    To squat on a sit-down toilet, simply raise the seat and stand up on the
    rim, than squat down slowly until your knees are pressed against your
    chest. When barefoot, squat on the seat instead of the rim. A sink,
    handle or shelf nearby may serve as an armrest to help with balance. If
    your knees and back are too weak to support your weight in the squatting
    position, then build a simple wooden frame around the toilet with
    supports for your arms.

    Bowel movements are so rapid, efficient, effortless and voluminous in
    this posture that once your start doing it this way you will never again
    torture your bowels in the sitting position."

    and for people with severe problems:

    "The following tips will make your squatting work even better for you

    If you suffer chronic gas and constipation, keep a steel ball or a
    smooth round rock near your bed.

    These tools and methods might seem 'stone-age' to you, but in fact, they
    are accessible to everyone, cheap and they work!

    First thing in the morning before rising, roll that weight around your
    abdomen in the direction of the colonic flow, i.e. from lower right
    corner up to the ribcage, across the transverse colon, and back down the
    left towards the rectum.

    This is an excellent method for expelling pockets of gas, loosening
    impacted feces and stimulating the bowel muscles to move, prior to your
    first visit to the toilet.

    When sitting down (preferably squatting down!) for a BM in the morning
    and evenings, another good method for alleviating chronic constipation
    is to use your fingertips to gently massage the soft region between the
    anus and the tip of the spinal column (coccyx). This directly stimulates
    the colon and helps sluggish bowels to evacuate more thoroughly. In
    addition, practice the anal sphincter exercises introduced in chapters 4
    and 7 of Daniel Reids book, The Tao of Health, Sex & Longevity by
    rhythmically contracting and relaxing the sphincter several times a day.

    This stimulates glands in the anus to secrete natural lubrication, which
    greatly facilitates movement of dry stools. This exercise also flushes
    stale blood for the anal sphincter, thereby preventing formation of

    Never use commercial chemical laxatives. They quickly create a chronic
    dependence on synthetic stimulation of the bowels, which only makes
    constipation a chronic condition.

    If you follow these simple suggestions in conjunction with proper
    nutrition you will never again suffer constipation and all the attendant
    ills of toxemia it fosters. A clean, unobstructed colon is one of the
    most import prerequisites on the road to removing constipation and
    eliminating hemorrhoids for good."
  6. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

    Just gave this method a test trial- it works great...very fast and
  7. Simulates the Asian squat toilets. You often see footprints on Western
    style toilets in the East.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  8. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Just attempting a civilized start ;-) All those airports are pretty
    crappy by US standards.

    BTW, I can easily get from Frankfurt to Basel in ~2.5 hours or LESS

    ...Jim Thompson
  9. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    in tuscany and umbria there are still home producers of 'grappa'

    But don't even think about getting back into the car after a few of those...

    Regards, Joerg
  10. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Spehro,
    Females, too. It was barreling down a road in a truck (a real truck). A
    little Fiat two-seater blew through a stop sign and after a long screech
    we came to a stop. There were at least two feet left between the Fiat
    and the truck, a lot by Italian standards. The lady in there started
    cussing and gesturing, something about people with foreign license
    plates and all that. After about 15 seconds she must have realized how
    silly it was, burst into laughter and we wished each other a good day.
    That was cool.

    Regards, Joerg
  11. LOL. Yes, stop signs are sort of advisory things in Italy. ;-)
    ;-) Yes, 2' is a lot. I told C. the secret to driving in heavy traffic
    is to never look in the mirrors. There's always someone 6" off your
    back bumper and maybe a motorbike 8" from your side. But when you
    move, they react like poetry, so it's okay.

    I always seem to rent cars in France, so when they note the "F" they
    start blathering at me in French (which I'm pretty much unable to

    P.S. Avoid Nice airport.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  12. I read in alt.binaries.schematics.electronic that Joerg
    Don't even think about standing up.
  13. I read in alt.binaries.schematics.electronic that Spehro Pefhany
    This is Japanese advice for western tourists?

    There are no nice airports.
  14. Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur, smartass. ;-)

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  15. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Weenies !-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  16. I read in alt.binaries.schematics.electronic that Jim Thompson
    Learn to say 'weak knees' more distinctly. (;-)
  17. Fast? I counted 27 minutes between your two last posts ;)

    Thanks for passing the info though, I'll give it a shot.
  18. Ban

    Ban Guest

    Hi Jim,
    just coming back from Milan I see this question and try to answer it. The
    phonetic suscript for an American:
    Rock-ah dell-eh mache
    Rock of the ??? I do not exactly know what macie means, it is probably some
    local dialect. It might translate to battlefield.
  19. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Pronounce "mache" -> maaash? or maash-shay ? or maash-shuh ?


    ...Jim Thompson
  20. Ban

    Ban Guest

    it's "grazie"
    and the i in Macie belongs to the c, which in this case is pronounced as
    "-che" instead of -cke without the i.
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